Tottenham Hotspur hardly dominated the Chicago Fire on Saturday night, but they accomplished the two goals every team has during preseason matches: Win the game and avoid serious injuries. There was nothing to complain about at the end of the last game of Spurs' U.S. tour, with Harry Kane and Aaron Lennon scoring goals in a 2-0 win.
Kane's opener came early off a bad turnover by Chicago, with Lewis Holtby forcing Jeff Larentowicz to cough up the ball in his own half. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson had no choice but to rush out at him, and he found Kane for a tap-in.
Lennon came on at halftime and sealed the win for Spurs in the 84th minute. Roberto Soldado -- also a halftime sub -- set up the goal with a chip forwards that Lennon ran onto before beating Fire defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, rounding Johnson and slotting an easy finish into the back of the net.
The Fire, who are in the middle of their season, used this game as an opportunity to rotate heavily and try out combinations they haven't used in MLS. As a result, they were a bit disjointed and didn't pose Spurs much of a threat. Brad Friedel was only forced into one tough save, in the 25th minute on Matt Watson.
Spurs now head home, where they'll meet up with the World Cup players who sat out the tour, as well as Sandro and Emmanuel Adebayor, reportedly left behind due to illness. The next preseason game is on Saturday against Celtic, and we're likely to get a better idea of who Mauricio Pochettino wants in his first team after that game.